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The Central Secretariat Library (CSL) is one of the oldest libraries of the Government of India and comes under Ministry of Culture. It dates back to 1891 when the Imperial Secretariat Library was established in Kolkata (Calcutta). With the shifting of the Capital, the Library was also moved to Delhi and since 1969 it is housed in G-Wing of the Shastri Bhawan. In terms of size of collection 8,50,000 volumes (print or non-print) , it is the second largest Central Government library after the National Library, Kolkata. CSL has a text book library located at R.K. Puram, New Delhi.

To know moreCentral Secretariat Library

Central Secretariat Library (CSL), Ministry of Culture (MoC) is one of the largest government libraries in the country. Indian and foreign official documents are a valuable part of its core collection. CSL’s resources are an amalgamation of a number of libraries of pre-independent India and many other old institutions such as Imperial Secretariat Library. Non-official users such as research scholars, academicians, students and others can also become a member of this library.


Collection Linkhttps://indianculture.gov.in/MoCorganization/central-secretariat-library



J688+4FC, G-Wing, Shastri Bhawan
Dr Rajendra Prasad Road, Near Central Secretariat Metro Station
Central Secretariat, New Delhi